Nissan Launches Punchier e-Powered Note Nismo S for Japan

Nissan’s performance arm, Nismo, is wetting its beak on electrified powertrains. Last week, the company launched the Note e-Power Nismo S — upping the model’s performance output by roughly 25 percent. Sold in Japan since December of 2016, the Note e-Power Nismo offered 109 horsepower and 187 lb-ft. The new Nismo S brings those specs to 134 horsepower and […]

Is it safe to travel to Japan? Latest update as powerful typhoon batters country

Japan has been struck by a “very strong” storm known as Typhoon Trami resulting in thousands of people being evacuated as 100mph winds batter the island nation. This is the latest travel advice to Japan. Western areas of Japan’s main island of Honshu lie in the direct path of the storm which is now lashing […]

Japan dodges U.S. auto tariffs, for now, as Trump, Abe agree on talks

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Government/Legal Two thirds of Japan’s trade surplus with U.S. comes from cars Continue reading Japan dodges U.S. auto tariffs, for now, as Trump, Abe agree on talks Japan dodges U.S. auto tariffs, for now, as Trump, Abe agree on talks originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 27 Sep […]

Google will reverse cryptocurrency ad ban in the U.S. and Japan

(Reuters) — Alphabet’s Google said on Tuesday it would allow certain regulated cryptocurrency exchanges to advertise in the United States and Japan, easing an earlier ban on all cryptocurrency ads. The changes will take place in October and advertisers will need to be certified with Google for the country where the ads will appear, the…Read […]

Stunning Photos of Abandoned Spaces in Japan

French photographer Romain Veillon is fascinated by disrepair and decomposition – it’s the primary preoccupation of his book, Ask the Dust– and his new photo series “Sonatine” falls within that tradition. It’s the result of a 2016 trip to Japan, where Veillon sought out abandoned buildings, finding a rare and haunting beauty in these forgotten […]

Buildings collapse, people injured & trapped by landslides after 6.7 quake rocks Japan

A large-scale rescue operation is underway on the Japanese island of Hokkaido after a powerful 6.7 earthquake triggered several landslides that swallowed a number of houses, injuring and trapping people inside. The rural town of Atsumi has been partially devastated after a chunk of a mountain ridge slid and covered several houses, aerial footage by […]

Japan acknowledges first radiation-linked death out of Fukushima

Enlarge / This picture taken on March 5, 2018 shows a guard gesturing at a check post exit from the exclusion zone of Futaba town, Fukushima prefecture, as Japan prepares to mark the 7th anniversary of the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami that triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster. (credit: BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images) On Wednesday, Japan’s […]

Northern Japan hit by 6.7 magnitude earthquake

A powerful earthquake has rocked the Japanese city of Sapporo, the capital of the northern Hokkaido prefecture. The magnitude 6.7 quake struck 112 kilometers south of the city at an approximate depth of 32 kilometers, according to the US geological service (USGS). The earthquake took place around 03:07 (local time) (18:07 GMT). No damage or […]

Pokemon Go Japan event COUNTDOWN: New shiny catches, Yokosuka Safari Zone Challenges

A big new Pokemon Go event is kicking off in Japan very soon, which will bring a host of new rewards to players around the world. The last of the big Summer 2018 Tour events is being hosted from August 29 to September 2, in Yokosuka, Japan. The final event is promising new shiny catches […]

Russia & Japan plan to launch freight route via Trans-Siberian Railway

A rail cargo transport route is expected to be officially developed between Russia and Japan, according to the Japan News. It will become the “third distribution channel” for the two countries, after sea and air routes. Cargo will be transported via the 9,289 kilometer-long (5,772 miles) Trans-Siberian Railway. The longest railway line in the world […]